Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has also congratulated Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Babatunde Akiolu, on his 75th birthday.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement, quoted Buhari as saying that the government remains proud of his contributions to Nigeria’s development.
In a telephone conversation with the monarch, the President commended the royal father’s courage and unwavering commitment to the unity and peace of the country, noting that he always speaks the truth to people in power.
“The President told the Oba of Lagos, who served 32 years as a Police officer, rising to the rank of Assistant Inspector General (AIG) before ascending his fathers’ throne that his wisdom in tackling issues and encouraging civic responsibility in his domain has brought pride to the country.
“President Buhari prayed that God will grant Oba Akiolu longer life and more wisdom to keep serving his people and the nation,” the statement read.